Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Favourite Movie?

Today is a good day, I passed my driving test on my first attempt. So tell me...What's your favourite movie? For me, I think it has to be Infernal Affairs. I just think that movie is awesome, if you haven't seen it you should. So what's yours?

Sunday, 26 September 2010

From anime to manga

After a month without manga I figured a good place to start would be Naruto. Naruto was the first manga I started reading. Back then I was much more into anime, I watched loads of anime, I couldn't get enough. But now, I hardly watch any, manga took over and I don't feel a need to return to anime. If you're wondering what caused the shift from anime to manga the answer is simple...Naruto. After watching Naruto devotedly for a few years, I wanted to know more. Anime progresses fairly slowly, they have to flesh out the story to make it a viable show and they throw in filler arcs when they want.

I was aware that manga was the primary media and anime the secondary so manga was ahead in terms of the story. My impatience and desire to know what would happen (without spoilers) drove me to read Naruto instead of watching it. I got my wish, I read and read and read happily finding out what happened well ahead of the anime. Sadly, it did not last long, I caught up with the publication and hit a wall. Forced to wait for the weekly releases until the manga inevitably ended.

Or did I? Well, yes but, there was something I could do to sate my appetite while I something else. Bleach was the obvious choice, it was another anime I desperately wanted see more of. Reading Bleach followed the same path as reading Naruto, I caught up. This was my pattern, I would find a manga, read as much as I could and then move onto a new one. Now I wait patiently (sort of) for the releases of all of the manga I read. I still look for new stuff to read but it is difficult, it appears as though I already read all of the manga that have many chapters. Its not all bad news though, manga is something worth waiting for and in the end when they finish...I can go back to the start and read through every chapter without having to wait.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010


I love reading manga, to the point where I usually check manga sites whenever I'm on a pc in the hope that something will have updated. Manga offers a relief from everyday life; more than reading normal books and playing games. I get to appreciate the art, the story, the characters and the effort put into it whilst still being able to imagine so much of it for myself. I've actually been reading manga for more than 3 years, I'm reading about 30 manga now and have completed around 15.

But, I haven't read any manga or even been on a manga site in the last month. The last One piece chapter announced a four week break so I decided to take a break too...mostly to see if I could actually abstain from manga.

This might not seem like much but to someone who is practically addicted, it was a mammoth task. However this is the last week of my self-restraint, in a few days I'll return to manga and then I can write about that. For now I'll just tell ya'll about the stuff I've read. 

Here's some of the ongoing stuff I read, if you want more info or to make some recommendations leave a comment.

One Piece, Bleach, Naruto, Claymore, History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi, Beelzebub, Liar Game, Soul Eater, Fairy Tail, Hunter X Hunter, Zetman, Gamaran, AIKI, Jackals, Gantz, Berserk

Monday, 20 September 2010

Resident Evil...really?

Today was my first day as a second year university student, so this seems like a good time to write about Resident Evil. I watched Afterlife a few days ago in 3D and while I enjoyed the film, I feel that there is something completely wrong with the movie franchise.

I must say, I adore the games, RE is one of my favourite game series'. I can't understand how they produce films of a standard so far below that of the games.

The first three films took very little from the games, a few characters (no Leon?), Umbrella, Nemesis, Raccoon City and some other stuff; I can live with that. But for Afterlife, Anderson took several elements from RE 5 the axeman, new zombies, some dialogue and a scene from a cgi cut scene, I could live with this stuff, if it made sense. No explanation was given for the new enemies, Chris and Claire were given no back story and stealing an entire scene from the game just seems lazy. At least the silver dollar shotguns were pretty awesome.

I guess it would have been better if they had used a different title, then I wouldn't build my expectations only to be disappointed. 

I should have another post later, I guess I'm in the mood for blogging.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

It's been awhile

Well I made this blog in 2008, produced three (unusual) posts and abandoned it. Now I am back, to take this blog in a different, less nonsensical direction. Admittedly I don't know what this direction is, it'll probably end up being about Manga, games, films and other stuff.

Wednesday, 27 February 2008

The origins of Captain Raccoon

Since i am not using this blog for anything (useful), i might as well tell of the origins of my alter ego: Captain Raccoon.
When people here of the name Captain Raccoon, i am often met with looks of confusion at the name. I expected this when i first thought it up. i mean seriously, who could not greet Captain Raccoon with a look of surprise, it is kinda random.
But i guess thats just me, a kinda random person. I decided i wanted a name/nickname for use when gaming online and i had no idea what to use or create. I had heard the suggestion of using Captain as part of the name and i was indifferent towards it, it just didn't appeal to me or repulse me at the time. Fortunately for me, i saw something, may have been on tv or in a game which mentioned raccoons and i thought about how funny the little animals were. Their behaviour and look fitted so well (the stereotypical burglar with stripes and black mask around eyes) that i thought they were simply a cool. It was then that i decided to use raccoon as my name, i unfortunately discovered that some jackass had used it.
This was a blessing in disguise because a stroke of genius (possibly genius only to me, silly/strange to everyone else) came over me, captain and raccoon = Captain Raccoon = Hazaa!
So that was it, Captain Raccoon was conceived. this is the first blog about Captain Raccoon, if i am not too lazy, more shall follow.

Tuesday, 26 February 2008

story of the spring

shortly after posting the first blog of sheer randomness (with help) there was a spring.
it is unknown where this spring came from, who it belonged to or why it was left, it was just there.
i thought about keeping the spring, i believed it would fit in with the random stuff of everything,
alas the spring had other ideas because, as quickly as it was given to me, it was taken away.
doomed to lie on the floor until someone can be arsed granting it salvation by picking it up.

this is my way of introducing whoever you are, likely nobody, to my blog: Welcome to the randomness of everything. (@_@)